Planting in the fall
Fall is a great time to get your plants in the ground. Tree, shrubs are best planted in the fall.
Two cool seasons to establish
When you plant in the fall, the roots can establish into the native soil. This allows the plant to be ready for the hot summer temperatures.
Lower costs to buy plants
Nurseries don’t want to overwinter plants. It costs a lot and can have a lot of losses to have plants exposed in pots above ground. Lots of discounts on plants because of this.
Lower watering requirements
During the fall, the temperatures are lower and moisture more prevalent. Water from the soil doesn’t evaporate as fast. This combination helps the plants roots to spread out into the soil. Less work to establish the plants.
Prepare for seeding out your wildflowers
Native wildflowers in cooler climates require cold stratification. This is a process that prevents plants from growing immediately when the conditions may be well in the fall or summer. They have a period of dormancy. Preparing and seeding in late fall or winter will allow the seeds to go through their dormancy and cold stratification requirements.
Get out there and plant
Cash in on the fall closeout sales, lower temperatures, and get your plants in the ground.